Automated surveillance helps curb infections at Calif. hospitals

08/8/2010 | HealthLeaders Media

A study of more than 240 acute care facilities in California found that 32.4% use automated surveillance to track infectious organisms. Among these hospitals, 85% used checklists, hand-washing protocols and other best practices to minimize the risks of hospital-acquired infections. "Our findings suggest that hospitals that use automated surveillance technology are able to put more HAI elimination strategies into place that will ultimately reduce the risk of infection," a health expert said.

View Full Article in:

HealthLeaders Media

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Director of Accreditation
Meridian Health Plan
Detroit, MI
Stop Loss Sales Executive, (Southern Region)
Indigo Insurance Services
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations
Chief Executive Officer
Center for Improving Value in Healthcare
Denver, CO
Quality Program Manager II, State Programs
Tufts Health Plan
Watertown, MA
Senior director risk adjustor and coding doc
Novant Health
Charlotte, NC